Canadian hotel operator, Sandman Hotel Group, has acquired its first hotel in Ireland.
The Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links, the former home of the famous Jameson Family, founders of Jameson Irish Whiskey, has been taken over by the chain to add to its three existing properties in the UK.
The hotel comprises 134 bedrooms and had been on the market since May with a guide price of 50 millions euros, as owner US real estate investment firm Kennedy Wilson looked to move on.
The property is situated in 160-acres on the beach front and alongside the bedrooms is home to an 18-hole championship golf course, designed by Bernhard Langer.
The hotel has undergone an extensive €11 million refurbishment recently to its bedrooms, spa, golf facilities, conferencing and banqueting areas.
The purchase is the 59th hotel to be acquired by Sandman, but its first in Ireland.
The Sandman Hotel Group is owned by Northland Properties Limited.
Mitch Gaglardi, managing director, Northland Properties UK Limited, said: “We are thrilled to be expanding into Ireland. It’s such a stunning part of the world and this property is incredibly special.
“We have great respect for the existing team and the long-history of the hotel – combined with our own 50 plus years of experience, we see a winning formula.
“We’re passionate about guest experience and the goal of making each and every stay memorable. We’re absolutely thrilled about our future in Dublin as a fresh adventure begins on the Emerald Isle.”
Sandman Hotel Group comprises over 50 locations across Canada, the UK, and the USA. Hotels in the UK include sites in Newcastle and Aberdeen.